River Rafting in Rishikesh

River rafting in Rishikesh is one of the most desired water sports adventures in Rishikesh. Swiftly –flowing in the Ganges Rivers offering a thrilled-experience to its participants. The Ganges rivers flow here through the Himalayan Mountains, villages, temples, forests, and sometimes even along sandy beach slopes.

Riding on the rafts over the flowing waters rapids of the river Ganges in Rishikesh is an electrifying adventure activity in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Rapid-flowing Ganga river, temple, mountains white waters, cliff jumping, swimming are the awesome moments you create here.

river rafting at Shivpuri
river rafting at Shivpuri

Rafting Points

Here, in Rishikesh, there are diverse rafting points which are stretched up to Kaudiyala 36 km from Rishikesh but the most famous rafting trip starts from the Shivpuri, which has 5 challenging rapids and easy level of difficulties. But you can opt as per the available time, distance, and price of the rafting trip.

Kaudiyala river rafting
Kaudiyala river rafting

Choosing the rafting trips between simple or expert (difficult) levels –You have to opt to negotiate fast-flowing waters and strong river currents or to raft on gently flowing waters along the hillside or just to have a fun rating trip with the family.

The Grade of Waters 

In the Garhwal region, there are two giant rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, which are the chief tributaries of the river Ganges and they join each other at Devprayag, the origin of the Ganga river, located about 80 km away from Rishikesh.  And the Grade of waters is IV to V in respect of difficulty.

The Kaudiyala (36 km long trip) rafting, where your raft tossing in the turbulent waters of the Ganges. The rapids waters trip continues till Marine Drive ( 24 km long trip ) from where you get small turbulent in the waters up to Shivpuri, from Shivpuri ( 15 km long trip ) up to Bramhapuri, there are 5 rapids and Bramhapuri to Rishikesh ( 7 km long trip ) is the slow-rapid flowing waters, an ideal for the family rafting.

The two stretches ( Shivpuri and Bramhapuri ) are absolutely safe for beginners and family. Here, in Rishikesh, all rafting trips are being conducted by licensed private rafting agencies & trained rafting guides by the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN).


Bramhapuri – 7 km distance rafting trip up to Muni Ki Reti ( Rishikesh) / Suitable for the family

Shivpuri – 15 km distance rafting trip up to Muni Ki Reti ( Rishikesh) / Easy level difficulty

Marine Drive – 24 km distance rafting trip up to Muni Ki Reti ( Rishikesh) / Moderate level difficulty

Kaudiyala – 36 km distance rafting trip up to Muni Ki Reti ( Rishikesh) / Strenuous Level difficulty

River Rafting in Rishikesh


From 1st November and 30th June every year


Rafting in Rishikesh, choosing rafting trips from Shivpuri & Bramhapuri is absolutely safe for non-swimmers as long as you have a life jacket & taking care of all the safety measures as per briefing of your trained & expert guide, there is nothing to fear. Shivpuri is the chief hub in Rishikesh for beginner level white river rafting.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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